How to fit Sliding Robes around a chimney breast

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It’s not surprising for British homeowners to have a chimney breast in their homes. Getting rid of a chimney breast is easier said than done.  However, with a bit of help from some sliding robes, covering up a chimney breast couldn’t be simpler.

In fact, in some older houses and buildings, it’s not uncommon to have more than one running through the property. For some homeowners, a chimney breast isn’t an issue, nevertheless, they can be deemed unsightly. As a result, there may be instances where you find yourself with a chimney breast in an awkward or undesired place, such as a bedroom.


Why choose sliding wardrobes for your interior design dilemma

Sliding robe wardrobes are an excellent way to solve many interior design issues. From tackling a lack of space to covering up unpleasant sights, they really can work wonders. That’s why we suggest fitting sliding robes around a chimney breast.

Not only will this make the room look fabulous and hide the alcoves created by the chimney breast. But sliding robes are actually the best way to ensure you make the most out of the space you have to work with and can be a fantastic storage solution!

Thanks to sliding wardrobe interiors the negative space left next to the chimney breast doesn’t have to go to waste. With some precision planning and time and effort put into the design process, you can optimise your space to ensure you make the most out of it. Choosing bespoke sliding robes means you can personalise your wardrobe interiors to your needs. Resulting in storage that will work perfectly for you and be nothing but an asset.


What’s the best way to fit sliding robes around your chimney breast?

Depending on where the chimney breast is situated in the room. There may be a few ways to tackle the issue by installing sliding robes.

Of course, how you choose to fit the sliding robes around the chimney breast isn’t just down to your personal preference. This is due to the fact that the position of the chimney breast can cause minor issues.

However, in most scenarios, with the help of professional sliding wardrobe suppliers, like ourselves here at Starplan. Starplan can create bespoke wardrobes with sliding doors that will fit right in, exactly how you want them to.


Here the three main types for you to choose from:

  • Sliding wardrobes covering full wall to wall

A popular solution that is an excellent way to hide the full chimney breast is to cover it using sliding wardrobes that go from one end of the room to the other. This method means the chimney breast itself will remain inside the wardrobe. And the wardrobe space will be built around the alcove areas.

  • Sliding Wardrobe covering a single alcove

Another way to attack the issue would be to build a single-side slide robe on whichever side of the alcove space you choose. This will keep costs down and can also allow you to make use of the other side of the alcove. You can also keep the space free if you simply do not require as much storage as having wardrobe interiors on both sides of the chimney breast.

  • Sliding wardrobe covering an alcove & the chimney

This is similar to having just one side of the chimney breast turned into a sliding wardrobe. However, in this case, the chimney breast would be covered. This is a great solution if you don’t need a lot of storage. Or you need to keep costs down but really want to cover the undesirable chimney breast.


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